Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel showcases detailed timeline outlining the industrial, economic, and social development of Gujarat until 2047…reports Asian Lite News
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, in collaboration with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the CEO of Niti Aayog, BVR. Subrahmanyam, unveiled the visionary “Viksit Gujarat@2047” document during a seminar at Mahatma Mandir on the first day of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024.
Gujarat takes a historic stride as the first state in India to introduce a comprehensive roadmap aligning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for a “Viksit Bharat@2047.”
Chief Minister Patel showcased a detailed timeline outlining the industrial, economic, and social development of Gujarat until 2047.
The ambitious goals set for “Viksit Gujarat@2047” include achieving a Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of USD 3.5 trillion, elevating the per capita annual income to USD 38,000 to USD 40,000, and aiming for net zero emissions by 2047.
The state also aspires to boost women’s participation in employment to an impressive 75 percent and enhance the average life expectancy of citizens to 84 years through robust health infrastructure services.
During the unveiling, Chief Minister Patel emphasised the state’s commitment to contributing significantly to the nation’s growth.
Gujarat aims to raise its contribution to the country’s GDP from the existing eight and a half percent by achieving the USD 3.5 trillion GSDP target.
Praising Gujarat’s development model under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s guidance, Chief Minister Patel highlighted the state’s leadership in start-up rankings, cargo handling, industrial output, and exports.
The “Viksit Gujarat@2047” vision document aligns seamlessly with Prime Minister Modi’s larger vision for a developed India by 2047.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commended Gujarat’s role as the growth engine of the country, recognising the state’s pioneering efforts in various sectors.
She emphasised the crucial role of Niti Aayog in shaping policies and reiterated the significance of cooperative federalism.
The Finance Minister expressed confidence that Gujarat, with its 19 per cent contribution to the total gross value addition of the country, would play a leading role in achieving the goal of “Viksit Bharat@2047.”
She underscored the collaborative relationship between the central and state governments as essential for advancing the nation.
CEO of Niti Aayog, BVR Subrahmanyam, acknowledged Gujarat as the first state to craft such a visionary document.
Recognising Gujarat’s trendsetting role, he urged the implementation of the vision document through the establishment of a dedicated cell in the state.
The seminar aimed at generating innovative ideas and suggestions for the effective implementation of the “Viksit Gujarat@2047” roadmap.
Chief Secretary Raj Kumar discussed the comprehensive vision, focusing on fostering a healthier, more educated, sustainable, and secure society.
The “Viksit Gujarat@2047” vision document was meticulously prepared through consultations with various stakeholders, thinkers, and policymakers.
It is expected to serve as a guiding framework for the state government in formulating impactful policies and programmes, steering Gujarat towards a future of sustainable and inclusive development.
Bhupendra Patel as he reaffirmed the state’s commitment to becoming a hub for the semiconductor industry, which was proposed in 2022.
Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2003, the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit has evolved into a flagship event and is now celebrating its 10th edition.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Patel emphasised the increasing role of technology in India, particularly in the semiconductor and electronic sectors.
He highlighted the state’s proactive approach to embracing advanced technologies like AI, shaping the trajectory of everyday life.
“In order to prepare for the future,” Chief Minister Patel stated, “Gujarat is proud to be the first state in India to announce plans for developing a semiconductor industry.”
He underlined the state’s dedication to fostering the semiconductor sector, citing the swift allocation of land to Micron in Sanand as a testament to Gujarat’s commitment.
Patel said, “We are committed to encouraging and promoting the semiconductor sector. Within a week, we allocated the land to Micron in Sanand and presented an example of this commitment. Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, Gujarat is ready to be the semiconductor hub of the country to make the semiconductor programme in India successful.”
The Chief Minister expressed Gujarat’s ambition to position itself as a leading centre for semiconductors, echoing the state’s successful track record in various industries.
Gujarat’s prowess in following effective policies was acknowledged during the summit, with a particular mention of Gujarat Pharma’s remarkable achievements in the petrochemical sector.
The state’s embrace of the self-reliance campaign was credited for making previously unattainable goals a reality, transforming India from a net importer to an exporter of smartphones.
As Gujarat continues to forge ahead in various industries, the announcement on semiconductor development underscores the state’s commitment to technological advancement and economic growth.
The summit remains a platform for fostering partnerships and showcasing Gujarat’s strides towards becoming a leader in the ever-evolving landscape of global business. (ANI)
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